Nathan Stanton looks likely to miss out when Burton host Bury.
The defender failed to reappear for the second half of the 2-1 victory at table-topping Chesterfield last weekend after suffering a groin strain.
The injury could rule the summer signing out of Albion's next three games, starting with the visit of Bury on Friday evening.
Stanton's likely absence will almost certainly mean a recall for club skipper Darren Moore, who filled the breach at the b2net Stadium.
Moore, who returned to the squad at Chesterfield after a one-match suspension, had to settle for a place on the bench as boss Paul Peschisolido kept faith with the defence that kept a clean sheet in the FA Cup defeat of Oxford.
Russell Penn has been nursing a thigh strain this week but the midfielder is expected to be fit.
Bury manager Alan Knill is missing only Andy Bishop and Cameron Belford for the trip.
Striker Bishop remains sidelined with tendinitis and goalkeeper Belford is recovering from a broken cheekbone.
Yet Knill has no other injury concerns as his men bid to bounce back from last weekend's 1-0 home defeat at the hands of struggling Stockport.
The Shakers boss is expecting a tough test against the Brewers, saying: "I realise I say this every week but it will be another tough game.
"They are a good side who have progressed every year since they came into the Football League.
"Paul Peschisolido is building them up slowly but surely. But we have a great record away from home and we are ready for it."
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